Vol. 9, Issue 5 (2020)
Impact of ICM technologies on adoption of improved practices of pomegranate (Punica granatum L.)
Author(s): Shyamrao Kulkarni and Aravind Rathod
Abstract: The technological gap between existing and recommended technologies of pomegranate crop was studied during 2015-16 and 2016-17. The study in total 10 integrated crop management (ICM) demonstrations was conducted on farmers’ fields. The findings of the study revealed that improved technology recorded a mean yield of 11.0 t/ha which was 18.3 per cent higher than obtained with farmers’ practice (18.3 t/ha). The study exhibited mean extension gap of 1.7 t/ha, technology gap of 1.0 t/ha with mean technology index of 8.3 per cent. An additional investment coupled with recommended nutrient, water management, plant protection measures, scientific monitory and non-monetary factors resulted in additional mean returns of Rs.129700/ha. Higher mean net income of Rs. 496000/ha with a BC ratio of 2 .84 was obtained with improved technologies in comparison to farmers’ practices (Rs. 366300/ha). The ICM demonstrations conducted on pomegranate at the farmers’ field revealed that the adoption of improved technologies significantly increased the fruit yield and also the net returns to the farmers.
How to cite this article:
Shyamrao Kulkarni, Aravind Rathod. Impact of ICM technologies on adoption of improved practices of pomegranate (Punica granatum L.). J Pharmacogn Phytochem 2020;9(5):216-218.